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Mar 13, 2013 1:00pm EDT
, staff chief judge of the commandant. major gary paton, rear admiral fredrick kenney, judge advocate general of the united states coast guard. thank you all, and i think we can start with mr. kenney. >> good afternoon, madam chair gillibrand and distinguished members of the committee. thank you for the opportunity to appear before you to discuss the coast guard's efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault in our service and good afternoon to you, too, ranking member graham. i share the commandant's commitment to the safety and well-being of each of our service members, ensuring that coast guard personnel have a collaborative, cohesive work environment that allows them to accomplish their mission -- protecting those on the sea, protecting america from threats delivered by sea and protecting the sea itself. illuminating incidents of sexual assault within the coast guard was a significant significant theme of the commandant's state of the coast guard address delivered three weeks ago. sexual assault is intolerable in the coast guard. it is devastating to its victims. it has broad
Mar 14, 2013 5:00pm EDT
of their enforcements. gary alexander, who testified, he said "on a daily basis, our inspectors uncovered incidences of fraud and abuse despite the fact we have systems into place to prevent such cheating. we have estimated more than a quarter billion dollars in food stamp payments should not have been made and have been made. a quarter of a billion dollars. i am glad you are looking at it. i hope we can make some progress. >> i am being informed by the senator there may not be any more votes tonight. what i would like to suggest, senator sessions, if you can tell us how many amendments are pending. i would like to start a time to begin voting. we need a few moments to coordinate some paperwork. i want to notify members what time. >> i have an additional moment, senator crapo. >> senator crapo -- >> i was not sure whether these were amendments everybody wanted to get done before we vote or whether these represent all of the amendments you want to offer. otherwise we are going, going, gone. that is good. >> what i would like to do is suggest if we could take a 15 minute recess in
Mar 21, 2013 7:00am EDT
. host: here is the usa today -- host: independent in pittsburgh, gary what are your thoughts on u.s. policy towards syria? caller: i think the big dangerous move is russia putting armor meant in syria -- armor ment in syria. in the background, turkey is an ally with syria and russia -- the rack is -- a rock his allies with -- iraq is allies with iran. troops we should get over on the israel border because russia wants to get into the middle east to control the oil. israel has a lot of gas and oil rights. i think that russia is being -- laying in the background arming syria. they have the mother load waiting to come down in israel. thank you. in florida. caller: the u.s. has one of the most powerful militaries in the world. so i hear a lot of people calling in about not being able -- they should not be able to police the situation. the bottom line is, it is a sticky situation. the person that just called in mentioned that iran and russia is there now. the ambassador to syria has made it clear that the u.s. is going to have to do something about that, whether we like it or not. we don
Mar 14, 2013 1:00am EDT
flexibility he is offering. this goes one step further to offer complete state flexibility gary for those left in scene -. we will serve them better with this state flexibility then this committee could ever hope to do. i have to oppose it. >> i wanted to make a final point. it's the threat to seniors health care. the real threat is that medicare is going bankrupt. the president's health care law raids more than $100 billion from medicare. we are dealing with these issues that impact seniors. i see my mom and my vote, i am voting for my mom. seniors are getting ripped off. coverage is being cut. premiums are increasing. the president's health care law remains in place, only lead to further rationing of care for seniors and. i appreciate the intent offer by my colleagues. it preserves traditional benefits. and saves medicare for the next generation. i see the seniors in my district every weekend when i go home. i am how the house republicans produce a budget that will protect the programs they rely on. i ask my colleagues to defeat this amendment. >> mrs. grisham is recognized for a minute
Mar 17, 2013 7:00am EDT
his son came out of the closet to him, came out as gay. there was gary little discussion of cambridge adel and lgbt quality or traditional marriage marriage or lgbt "-- lgbt quality or traditional marriage gret think that was another bit interesting take away. can the republican party have the so-called big tent to bring in the so-called moderate and independent voters while also holding true to the principles that we heard from rand paul, jeb bush, eric cantor, mitch mcconnell, and others? can you do both? guest: absolutely. i think the democratic party to my even though we tend to be a party that supports lgbt writes, tend to be a party that supports abortion rights, we have those factions within our party that not. they are allowed to be part of a party. they are not run out. people feel like it is a bit more inclusion mary. with the republican party, it is the same thing. stay true to your values, your core message, but where they have gone wrong is by enforcing this ideological purity through the primary process in particular, groups like the club for growth, and groups
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